Baku to host International Jazz Festival under “More jazz, more intellect” slogan

Baku, August 30, AZERTAC

The International Jazz Festival under the “More jazz, more intellect” slogan will be held in Baku on October 18-27.

This year’s festival will present a variety of styles and trends: avant-garde, traditional classics, ethno-programs, and symphonic jazz. In addition, there will be applied thematic programs with master classes of musicians in free access, painting and photography exhibitions, and lectures on world cinematic jazz soundtracks.

The Festival venues will feature Landmark Business Center, International Mugam Center, Musical Comedy Theater, Chamber and Organ Music Hall (Kirche).

One of the highlights of the jazz festival is the midnight jam session, and the Baku festival supports these world festival traditions, rooted in the jazz composition “Round Midnight”, a standard “must-know” for jazz lovers. A variety of musicians will intersect with diametrically-cultural opposites, both in style and in musical directions on improvised platforms. As a rule, jazz musicians perform impromptu sessions, never before recorded in unison, and this is an exclusive musical relish for the intellectual audience of jazz spectators. This is an impromptu examination session for any level of musicians and, above all, a chance for Azerbaijani jazzmen to demonstrate their potential.

Unlike the previous years, this time there are midnight sessions with free entry for all intellectuals and connoisseurs of jazz. An extra-class sound engineer specializing in recording jazz concerts will again arrive from Austria, who has rich experience in organizing the sound recording at the level of European jazz clubs.

The future potential of young performers will be also heard at the international jazz competition of young talents.

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